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Abstract Obsession

by habituallychic

09 . 07 . 08

I have been obsessing over abstract art recently and fell in love with the look of this piece in a room designed by Will Wick and seen in the August September 2008 issue of Western Interiors magazine. I actually bought one large abstract for above the bed in The Bachelor Pad but am still looking for one for above the living room sofa. If we can’t find anything, his step mother has kindly offered to lend us some of her black and white photography to fill the space in the meantime. But I will keep looking. It will give me something to do while the thumb injury I sustained while working there heals. Who knew decorating could be so dangerous!

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  1. Rita G. Patel September 7, 2008 | 9:57 pm

    hope this is ok, since you are looking for abstract pieces and that is what i do…do you want to take a look at some of my work at vatalife.com? (click on paintings or plexiglass). I have to update it with new stuff but hopefully it will give you an idea.
    no worries, otherwise.

  2. Stella September 8, 2008 | 3:02 am

    I can’t understand abstract arts. They all look weird to me. I wish I can figure them out some day:).

  3. arline September 8, 2008 | 4:00 am

    You may get a bunch of comments like the one above, but I am also an artist.

    here is my website http://arlinejernigan.com/painting/

    just click on an image, an it will get larger.

    btw, I love your blog!

  4. Anonymous September 8, 2008 | 5:57 am

    just discovered your blog… tres chic, indeed…
    could you do a post on book storage for people who really own books that aren’t necessarily color coordinated. Most of the beautiful modern book shelves i’ve seen are lovely empty, but completely impractical and somewhat junky looking when filled with books.

  5. Decor Fellow: James Saavedra September 8, 2008 | 3:09 pm

    Fantastic. I love the pop of yellow against the neutral room…yummy.

  6. pve design September 8, 2008 | 5:29 pm

    I have painted similar paintings for clients who simply
    want to infuse a colorful pop of modernity.
    I can do it in oil or acrylic for you.

    Thumbs up to you, hope it heals quickly!

  7. Anonymous September 8, 2008 | 5:36 pm

    Hello HC,
    enjoy reading your blog everyday…
    for Large abstract art…a great resource in Boston(although she travels to NYC) is http://www.julesplace.com

    Julie Mussafer(owner) carries over 50 different artists and is a great resource that I use frequently for my projects.

  8. Sabina September 8, 2008 | 7:32 pm

    I loooooove this. That yellow pop of color!!!

  9. desiree September 8, 2008 | 8:05 pm

    Love the colors.

  10. www.betterhomenogarden.com September 8, 2008 | 10:48 pm

    Did you happen to catch “Mad Men” last night? Part of the show was about abstract art. A “naked body” that actually just look like a bunch of red squares.

    I’m way too literal to get into abstract.

  11. Amanda September 8, 2008 | 10:52 pm

    Tis a beautiful painting. I love the pop of colour it brings to the room. Good luck with your search. x

  12. Anonymous September 9, 2008 | 12:29 am

    You are surrounded by the most cutting edge art in the world living in NYC, I hope when you say you are obsessing about abstract art that means you are cultivating an appreciation and understanding of it in addition to the way, or in spite, of whether it matches the decor! Think Guggenheim, Hirschorn… How fabulous to be a decorator who also possesses a degree of culture.

  13. Susan September 9, 2008 | 7:12 pm

    HC – I like abstracts…but I also like using photos of someone/someplace that brings a smile (most of the time) to a client’s face. Don’t give up on using photos, especially those passed down from family.

    And,as you already know, if you need a photo that is young and fresh…..send an email to a Chicago photographer photobypj@yahoo.com. He is 20, a nice guy….

    and inherited my eye

  14. hello gorgeous September 10, 2008 | 1:42 am

    HC – I have never appreciated abstract art until the last year or so and I am so hooked. I love it with traditional furniture and have been working on a post about it. I also love b/w photography and LOVE your guy for the bachelor pad (Christopher Draghi) with the statue photos (my particular obsession) – who knew they’d be such a trend?

  15. Anonymous October 10, 2008 | 4:08 am

    Hi. Great site.

    I remember seeing this photo and thinking the style of the painting was similar to that of an Upstate New York artist whose work I’d seen in Hudson. Hope this helps:


  16. Habitually Chic October 10, 2008 | 10:38 am

    Thanks for the link! Her work looks great and will definitely be contacting her!